Over 35 years since viewers watched a tight-knit street gang running and fighting for their lives in hopes of surviving to see the sunrise on their own Coney Island turf, Walter Hill's The Warriors is being adapted for the small screen by the Russo brothers.

Deadline reports that filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War) are teaming up with Paramount TV and Hulu to adapt the 1979 film The Warriors (which was based on Sol Yurick's 1965 novel of the same name, itself inspired by Xenophon's Anabasis) as a TV series comprised of one-hour episodes.

The Russos are set to helm the pilot episode of the series and are also producing the project, with writer Frank Baldwin on board for the adaptation. Lawrence Gordon, one of the people who backed Hill's movie, will be an executive producer on the series.

According to Deadline, the TV series will strive to maintain the spirit of the movie while "adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence." No other plot details are known at this time, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements. In the meantime, what do you think of a TV series adaptation of The Warriors? Can you dig it, or would you prefer that it didn't happen?

For those unfamiliar with The Warriors, we have the film's official synopsis and trailer:

"A battle of gigantic proportions is looming in the neon underground of New York City. The armies of the night number 100,000, they outnumber the police 5 to 1, and tonight they're after the Warriors - a street gang blamed unfairly for a rival gang leader's death. This contemporary action-adventure story takes place at night, underground, in the sub-culture of gang warfare that rages from Coney Island to Manhattan to the Bronx."

Source: Deadline
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